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Bridge Inspection Realities

In light of The construction season upon us here in Canada, here is a very informative infographic about bridge inspection practices in America and where the country currently stands. Bridge inspection practices are not complying with the standards and the matters are not taken seriously. Infrastructure in North…

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Self-Healing Bio-Concrete

An invention by Delft University microbiologist Hendrik Jonkers offers an innovative approach to creating more stable concrete by adding limestone-producing bacteria to the mix; i.e. self-healing bioconcrete.

A 21st Century Solution to our Problems

How smart technology is changing the concrete industry for the better Learn More By Sarah McGuire John Oliver, the host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight has been vociferously exposing problems in America free of television censorship thanks to the paid television network on which the show is hosted….

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Concrete Electrical Resistivity

In an article published by the Concrete International, the basic concepts and measurement techniques as well as the applications of electrical resistivity method as novel NDT approach for concrete quality control are discussed.

Special Mentions of the ACI Convention

  Learn More   After a very successful time spent at the Fountains of Concrete Knowledge ACI convention in Kansas City, there are many companies and organizations to be thanked and praised for their work and dedication to the concrete industry. One organization in particular stood out among…

Detroit Sparks Infrastructural News

Another bridge in America has been deemed as deficient, which sadly comes as no shock to anyone well-educated on the current state of America’s infrastructure. The Rouge River bridge, a part of Detroit’s major trans-way the 1-75 was last inspected in 2013 and will not be repaired until…

Jordan River Faces More Pollution

Learn More The Jordan River in Utah is at risk of contamination due to the illegal dumping of concrete materials in the Jordan wetlands. The contamination has yet to spread to the River itself, but federal investigations are underway due to a video obtained by the U.S Army…

Apple Brings Concrete & Sustainability Together

Another innovation is transpiring in the world of concrete, but not in the technology and software aspect. Apple Inc. has begun another project, unconventional from their standard technology devices from smartphones and computers to general software. As opposed to their current philosophy downsizing products to have all the…

Concrete Industry Advancements

Progress Builders, a San Jose, California-based company offers a variety of services to ease construction projects and has just announced the release of new application, available on iOS software devices. The company focuses primarily on building custom homes and has a vast portfolio, including many projects with the…

5 Remarkable Innovations

The World of Concrete 2015 trade show, hosted in the dynamic city of Las Vegas attracted over 60,000 attendees this year with over 1,400 exhibitors. Every year, as the show continues, the quantity of innovative and exciting products continues to grow and the concrete world is forever changing….

Construction site barricades in front of construction equipment.

Lessons Learned From the Harmon Hotel

In light of Giatec Scientific’s recent visit to Las Vegas for the World of Concrete 2015 trade show, we would like to take a closer look into the current and future infrastructure of the city. Aside from the infamous partying and gambling, Las Vegas is also well known…

Celebrate Concrete!

The World of Concrete 2015 Exposition is only four days away and Giatec Scientific is excited about being able to represent our concrete testing devices and meet the other exhibitors. Concrete impacts the average person more than one would think. Without it, transportation methods would be much different…

Bulk Resistivity Testing | A project with RMCAO

Learn More Determine the Durability of Hardened Concrete with RCON™ The RMCAO Technical Committee is currently conducting a research project with Giatec Scientific to evaluate the possible uses of their RCON™ test apparatus to determine the durability of hardened concrete. This device measures the electrical resistance of a…

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